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Weight Loss Specialist

Sylvienash B Moma, DNP -  - Aesthetic Medical Spa

Dr. Moma Health & Wellness Clinic

Sylvienash B Moma, DNP

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner located in Satellite Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO

Carrying excess weight can increase your risk of many different health problems. At Dr. Moma Health & Wellness Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sylvienash Moma, DNP, offers scientifically proven weight loss tools that can help you reach and maintain a healthier weight. Get started today by calling the office to book a visit, or use the simple online scheduling tool to find a time to come in.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of many health issues, some of which are potentially life-threatening. Some of the health problems you can encounter include:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Mental health issues
  • Cognitive problems
  • Sexual dysfunction

This is far from a comprehensive list. Virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected by being overweight or obese. 

What is medically supervised weight loss?

You’ve probably tried many diet and exercise programs over the years. You may even have had some success, only to see the weight returning after a period of time. Medically supervised weight loss offers the chance to lose weight while under the care of an experienced medical professional. 

The process begins with a health assessment to learn more about your current health and your past experiences with weight loss and gain. This information allows your provider to create a customized weight loss plan that aligns with your needs and goals. 

The goal is to shed the pounds, but always within the larger scope of your overall health and wellness. This is not an approach that relies on fad diets, extreme measures, or intense exercise to move the dial. You’ll learn healthy, sustainable ways to move closer to a healthy weight. 

Most importantly, you’ll have the support of the Dr. Moma Health & Wellness Clinic team as you navigate your weight loss journey. Periodic health checks ensure you are moving toward your goals without compromising your health. As you progress, you may even be able to stop taking certain medications as your health improves. 

What role does medication play in weight loss?

Some people are able to make meaningful improvements through diet and exercise alone. Customized meal planning is a great place to begin, and Dr. Moma Health & Wellness Clinic also offers support for the popular hCG Diet. For others, medications may be needed to prompt weight loss, especially in the initial stages. 

There are many medications to choose from, including Adipex®, which is formulated from the popular drug phentermine. Contrave® and phendimetrazine are also options. Some drugs work by controlling cravings, while others help you feel less hungry or more full during the day. There are even options that make it harder for your body to absorb dietary fat. 

Prescription medications come with a risk of side effects and are not right for everyone. It is important to work with a medical professional to incorporate medications into your weight loss planning. 

When you’re ready to take a step closer to your ideal weight, schedule a visit to meet with Dr. Moma and her team. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call the office or stop by to set up an appointment.